Thursday, May 23, 2013

Commercial-Free

Hey, I just thought of something. And it isn't porn. No really, it isn't porn and stop saying that it's porn. You are so bad.
September of this year, will be the three year anniversary of us cancelling satellite. So we have made it 2 years and 8 months without satellite/cable and no one has died.  And they have stopped threatening to do bodily harm to me if I don't turn it back on. Even Den doesn't seem to mind anymore. When we were in Vegas, we watched a few programs and he said, "is it me or does it seem as if there are more commercials than program?" I think that we are a bit spoiled by renting programs from the library. No commercials for us.
The best part is we have saved $1280 so far. Wow, that is a lot of money. I actually had to recheck my math a few times because that is quite a bit. And $40 a month is on the cheap side for satellite/cable.
Now if I could only cut out the house payment, we would be all set. I'm working on it.
No commercials,
Sonya Ann

13 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW no cable?!?! I know I pay way too much for mine but it really is one of my guilty pleasures.......

Sonya Ann said...

Mamma-I just realized that maybe the reason that I post commercials on Wednesdays is because deep down I miss them since we don't have cable. Maybe I need therapy.

Annie at Haphazard Homestead said...

We've been cable free for 7 months, and I haven't had any complaints, not even in the beginning. As I suspected, we had been paying for something we weren't anjoying anyway. The $70 a month we're saving pays for a lot of other fun things to enjoy. :)

Cheapchick said...

My husband would likely threaten divorce. I could easily live without any cable but could not live without the internet. Well done - it is amazing how it adds up so fast.

McVal said...

Oh I wish we could cut out OUR house payment!!!
We have basic cable, period. well, and Netflix...

ChiTown Girl said...

I have NEVER in my life had cable. (My parents eventually got it, but I was long gone by then!) I just don't see the point of paying to watch TV. I waste enough time watching network television programs, I don't need 500 MORE channels of garbage! =)

Frances said...

The savings sure add up. We got rid of cable 14 months ago and haven't missed it much. We cut it when the cable company refused to give us any more promotional rates. At $65 a month, we have saved over $900 so far. (Not that we paid that, but that is what it would have cost to keep cable.) Too bad, cable company, we didn't like you that much.

Network tv, Netflix, Hulu Plus, the library and occasionally Red Box full satisfy our viewing needs.

Sonya Ann said...

Annie-I wonder how many people that are living hand to mouth are still paying for cable? Getting rid of it is such an easy to save some money.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-Shhhh, we get or internet from the neighbors. She has to have it for work and lets us use it for free. I pay her in cookies and great Christmas presents.

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-Everyone is begging for Netflix. Maybe, but I am still getting over the increase in the cell phones. I still love it though and have gotten the bill a few times. Guess that means that they were worth it. Ask me in a year.

Sonya Ann said...

ChiTown Girl-I have never known anyone that has never had cable in their life. That is so cool. You win the frugal game!
And it is all garbage. It really is.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-We don't even have the local channels. Not that I am complaining.
And $900 could go really far at the casino. Don't tell anyone I said that, it would go against my frugal persona.

SPD said...

Haven"t had any public television of any kind, not even the converter box,for over six years. In addition to the cost and the wasted time you can NEVER get back there is nothing on there my family needs to see. Trash in trash out. We try to monitor the movies my girls watch and what an eye opener that is! There is a lot of trash in a simple G rated Disney movie for Pete's sake. Get rid of the TVs and watch how much more time you spend with your children and how much more you get accomplished. Go live your own dream instead of watching someone else live theirs.